Court files of the Radogoszcz prison warden Walter Pelzhausen, born on October 21, 1891, in Arnstadt, Thuringia. Walter Pelzhausen was accused of beating and murdering prisoners when he was the Radogoszcz prison warden from July 1, 1940, and January 17/18, 1945. On the night of January 17, 1945, he supervised the liquidation of the facility, shooting prisoners in their cells and setting the prison building on fire. He was tried by the District Court in Łódź, 7th Criminal Department, from September 8 to12, 1947. He was sentenced to four death penalties, forfeiture of property, and disenfranchisement. The sentence was carried out on March 1, 1948.